John Darnielle began making music as the frontman of folk rock band The Mountain Goats in 1991. The band subsequently has gained a cult following and Darnielle has been hailed as one of rock's best lyricists. The Mountain Goats' newest release is All Eternals Deck. ( 1 reviews )
This week, an interview with one of America's favorite icons, Dustin Diamond. Jesse, Gene and Jordan talk with Screech about how he chooses work, his band and the Milwaukee Metal Fest as Gene tries to derail "Choo Choo!". Please note this is a repost. ( 1 reviews )
Apr 16 2005: Rock Snobs This week, we examine Rock Snobbery, with guests Ira Kaplan of indie rock legends Yo La Tengo, comedian Greg Proops, and Steven Daly, author of "The Rock Snob's Dictionary." Originally broadcast 4-16-05. ( 1 reviews )
From the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast. I'm producing a podcast for our friends in Kasper Hauser, and I thought I'd share this hilarious video with you. Their book "SkyMaul" is in stores, and it's hilarious. I personally reccomend it extremely highly.
Guests Chris Hardwick and Patton Oswalt. We take a trip back in time for a classic episode of The Sound. Patton Oswalt isn't just a co-star on The King of Queens. He's also one of America's best comics. Chris Hardwick is no slouch in that department, either -- though you may know him as the host of MTV's "Singled Out."
Jesse speaks with the founders of the Lebowski Fest, Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt. Then, author Seth Greenland talks about his book Shining City. Finally, callers call in to talk about marmots! What's a marmot, you ask? Listen to find out! Or google it.
Spike Feresten wrote for David Letterman, The Simpsons, Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live before going in front of the camera. Now he's hosting an hour-long late-night talkshow on FOX called, appropriately, "Talk Show with Spike Feresten."
Guests Maz Jobrani, Lisa Jervis & Andi Zeisler. Maz Jobrani is an actor and standup comedian who's the star of the upcoming sitcom The Knights of Prosperity. Lisa Jervis & Andi Zeisler are the founding editors of Bitch Magazine, "A Feminist Response to Popular Culture."
This week it's Good Friends and Great Times on The Sound of Young America. We talk about Summer movies with Doug Benson of The Marijuanalogues. We also chat with James Frey, author of "A Million Tiny Pieces," as well as the brand new "My Friend Leonard."
Guests Andy Daly and Richard Montoya. Andy Daly is a former castmember of MadTV, and a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Showbiz Show with David Spade." He's also invented a "hip party game that's sweeping the nation," called "Mustache TV." Richard Montoya is 1/3 of the legendary Latino/Chicano sketch comedy group Culture Clash. Their newest play is "Zorro in Hell." He can also be seen in the upcoming Jack Black film "Nacho Libre."
Jesse speaks with Tim and Eric, about their early love for the game, and their intense trivia knowledge of it. Then Will Carroll talks to Jesse about the current steroid issue in baseball. They discuss local baseball teams of the Bay area, as well as injury and trading reports. Lastly, Jesse talks to Bill Lee about what it's like to get older but still love playing the game of baseball enough to continue.
Colson Whitehead is one of America's most acclaimed novelists. He was the recepient of a MacArthur "genius" grant for his fiction, which includes Apex Hides the Hurt and John Henry Days. His latest novel is Sag Harbor, about the African American beach enclave.
Step right up for a heck of a show, folks! This week: professional namer Dave Hurlbert and "Big Time" Gene O'Neil are interviewed by your hosts Jordan and Jesse. Also in this spectacular spectacle: Jim Real's Would You Rather and campaign commercials.
Alex Patsavas has been been filling up your portable music device with the non-mainstream/indie rock music you love without you even knowing it. She's mostly known for being the music supervisor for notable television series like The O.C, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl & Mad Men. She talks about her most recent venture as music supervisor for the popular teen film The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Guest Brian Posehn. We're joined by comedian, writer and actor Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, Newsradio, Comedians of Comedy). We talk about his long career in comedy. Plus comedy from Todd Barry, Meat, Hard n Phirm, Jonathan Coulton, and Flight of the Conchords.
This week we celebrate the New Sincerity Summer. We adjudicate the New Sincerity Summer contest, in which we asked listeners to contribute New Sincerity Summer activities. We also talk with Mike Veeck, minor league baseball empresario, son of baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, and author of "Fun is Good." Mike talks with us about some of the promotions he's concocted, like "Disco Demolition Night" and "Mime-O-Vision." He also tells us about his son, who he has...
In this lonely episode of The College Years, Jordan and Jesse are joined by author of Masters of Doom, David Kushner. Also, comedy from and interview with a Emily Plum of Anne Francisco & Her Cable Car Casualties. Also, Jim Real's Would You Rather and Running The Numbers.
Guests Jonathan Katz and Jonathan Goldstein. Jonathan Katz is a comedian, and the co-creator and star of "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist." Jonathan Goldstein is an acclaimed radio producer (This American Life, Wiretap) and the author of the novel "Lenny Bruce is Dead."
Guests Louis CK and Chip Lord. This week, we examine the fuzzy lines between high and low culture. Louis CK is a standup comic, writer and producer, whose HBO sitcom premiers in January. Chip Lord is a founding member of the seminal art & architecture group The Ant Farm. Plus a song from NY sketch comics Elephant Larry.
Ed Levine is the founder and editor of the blog Serious Eats, a forum for sharing "food enthusiasm." He's written regularly about NY food and the iconic American foods and their place in our society. The blog has spawned a new book, called Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are.
Guests Nick Adams and Calvin Levels. Nick Adams is a comedian and the author of the new book "Making Friends with Black People." Calvin Levels is a Tony-nominated actor and the star of the one-man show "James Baldwin: Go Tell It On the Mountain."